The Gilwern Grunt

Date: Easter Monday. Not due to be held in 2022.
Returns for April 2023. 11:00am.

Venue: The Whistle Inn, Garn-yr-erw, Blaenavon, Torfaen, NP4 9SJ

Distance: 5-6 miles (approx)

Entry: £12 affiliated / £14 unaffiliated

Enter Here: We anticipate that entries will open at the beginning of February on Fabian 4.


Yes - due to popular demand it's back again for 2022. The route will be slightly changed this year - but it remains a spectacular run - around and down from Gilwern Hill, a traverse of “The Tumble” and an excursion through the lava-like landscape of the canyons of Pwll Du... and who could forget the finish up and down the infamous volcano?

This gives an approximate distance of 5 / 6 miles.

It really is the most interesting off-road race, with some spectacular scenery set amongst a backdrop of remote moorland-like areas and old quarry workings. A route for connoisseurs! A route for those who like a challenge!

Covid: We will have obviously make sure the event conforms to guidelines/regulations at the time and always give particpants the opportunity to distance themselves during the start process.

2018 Photos by Tosh

2017 Photos by Tosh

Photos 2017 (Gerry Ashton) here

Photos 2017 (Pont-y-Pwl) here

PHOTOS 2016 HERE (Karen)

PHOTOS 1 HERE (Gareth)

PHOTOS 2 HERE (Fiona)

PHOTOS 3 HERE (Karen)